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Oxford Castle & Prison

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Oxford Castle & Prison explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, the rich history of the castle with a prison at its heart will be revealed to you. Climb St. George's Tower and take in the stunning views...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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46 Oxford Castle New Road | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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+44 1865 260666
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All reviews guided tour period costume malmaison hotel great tour spiral staircase interesting visit interesting history worth a visit worth the climb couple of hours mound dolls tower character matilda rowland inmates
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a great tour with Molly today - took roughly an hour and learnt some really interesting bits of history. Would definitely recommend it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Vanbrughgirls
Reviewed yesterday

We all had a great time. The first part of the visit is a tour (our guide was Oliver and he was fab, knowledgeable and friendly) and lots of steps but worth doing. You can visit the cells and chapel on your own after the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great visit to Oxford Castle. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. My children ages 10 and 9 really enjoyed it too.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AmandaF1978
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought that we just should see the castle on our own. But there a guided tour included. That was good and the Tour guide, Oliver, was an excellent storyteller

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Finn J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little piece of Oxfords past history in the shape of the small castle/prison. Entry gives you access to the castle mound outside, with some nice views from the top. The prison entry gives you a guided tour, of which Molly was our very well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank brissy1960
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am unable to say whether I would have enjoyed the trip or not because the company let me down before I even left the house. I booked the tour via Viator.com and received an instant confirmation of the time and date. The next day...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank northernscum2481
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Molly’s tour was excellent. Very informative and funny. We had our 10 year old daughter with us who adores history. Even more enthused after the tour. Her words ‘best tour ever’!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SLoM71
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi! Ah that's such an excellent endorsement, Molly will be thrilled! Thank you so much for your lovely review and we're so pleased you all had such a good time!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the castle/prison and did the tour. Molly was a great guide, and made the tour a great tourist attraction.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Brendan W
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Brendan, we're so happy to hear that Molly gave such a good experience! Thanks so much for endorsing us!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just finished a guided tour of the oxford castle and prison - an hour well spent. We had a great guide (Molly) who was really knowledgable and made the tour interesting and worthwhile - would definitely recommend it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mikechester65
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mike- it's excellent to hear that Molly made such a good impression on you all! Thanks so much for reviewing us!

Reviewed 6 days ago

You can't enter the castle without doing the guided tour, but for good reason as the castle isn't very big. The guided tour means you get to know all the history about the castle from very enthusiastic tour guides. We had Robin who had a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AliceSteggi
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Alice, we're so happy to hear that Robin gave you such a good tour- thank you so much for reviewing us! (Sadly, we don't offer a discount every weekend but do keep an eye on our website as we offer reduced rates several times...More

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Sue W
March 14, 2019|
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Response from stevemQ91UQ | Reviewed this property |
Yep. malmaison com Book direct with them for best prices!
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clarkrfamily
February 11, 2019|
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Response from 984sallyr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea but it may just ensure you get on the tour at a time preferable to you rather than take a chance
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MrsC1001
October 26, 2018|
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Response from OxfordCastlePrison | Property representative |
Hello there! If you want to visit us at a specific time, we would highly recommend booking in advance. Otherwise, if you're relaxed on which timed tour you go on, then we would say just turn up on the day and book that way... More
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